The Moon is super important in astrology—it impacts your emotional side and “hidden” self. But that glowy rock in the sky impacts another big thing: your sleep. And as one of Cosmo’s resident astrologers Colin Bedell explains, it has a habit of doing some major dream manipulating.
Here’s how: While it’s running through its different phases throughout the month, the Moon enters each of the 12 signs of the zodiac and the 12 houses, which rule different aspects of our lives. Whichever house the Moon is currently in—and by the way, the houses are different for every astro sign (it’s complicated, I know!!!)—can shape the kinds of dreams you’re having. Like, yes, that sex dream about your ex. If the Moon is in the same sign it was in when you were born (your Moon sign), your dreams will be even more vivid because your lunar connection is stronger.
Determining your Moon sign and houses requires a birth chart, which you can get from apps like TimePassages, or find which sign the Moon is currently in right here. Then, once you have today’s Moon sign, look for your Sun sign’s chart below and find the corresponding house to the sign the Moon is in right now (it’ll be different for every person based on where they were born). Got it? Kinda? It’s okay, I promise it’ll make sense!
Aaaaand in case yours is upside-down and you can’t read it, here’s a breakdown of all the categories:
Consider your dreams an escape from real life—let them inspire you to adventure to a new place.
Have a stress nightmare about the office? Your mind may be trying to release that fear so you can continue working toward your goals.
Political or social causes close to your heart may manifest in your dreams. Next: Wake up and change the world.
Your dreams could be very powerful during this transit and can reveal some legit truths about yourself.
If the Moon is here, your dreams will likely feature you front and center. Do you, girl.
You’ve got your eyes on the prize—literally. Your dreams may focus on financial security or materialistic desires.
Your zzz’s zero in on communication issues of all kinds and help you figure out how to be heard IRL.
Got dramz at home? Yeah, your dreams may feature family members in a scenario that’s recently been on your mind.
Creativity & Romance
Expect dreams about your crush or even a project you’re super excited about.
Health & Service
Any hidden anxieties around your health come out here! So would concerns about helping others.
Don’t freak out if your ex makes a cameo. This is an opportunity for your mind to seek emotional closure.
Sex & Transformation
Sexual intimacy is steaming up your dreams. Alternately, you could be experiencing some wild shape-shifting shit.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US
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